Up & Down #420. E che nessuno si offenda.

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Non teme la ripresa la rubrica (non) più giovane di Nerds Attack! Un diario di appunti del meglio (circolettato di rosso) ma soprattutto del peggio (circolettato di marrone) che il mondo dell’intrattenimento riesce a regalarci con estrema scioltezza quotidiana. Up & Down. E che nessuno si offenda vi augura buon divertimento.

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* Repubblica.it parla è sicura: “I concerti di settembre, tra Elodie e il post-rock di Vasco Brondi.

* “‘Da vita spericolata alla mascherina, che brutta fine’, Vasco Rossi contro l’hater: ‘Brucia i dischi e datti fuoco’”. Magnifico. Ma non c’è più redenzione, compassione, rivalutazione. Solo marrone tanto marrone.

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+ Jay White (The Agony Scene).

+ Lex Gore (Adaptive Reaction).

+ Erick Morillo (Reel 2 Real).

+ Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers).

+ Gary Peacock.

* I 75 anni di Van Morrison.

* I 65 anni di Steve Jones.

* Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger insists his band has no interest in retiring”. L’unico ritiro che non acceteremo mai.

* ‘Wonderwall’ degli Oasis è il singolo britpop più venduto di sempre (quasi 1 milione e mezzo di copie). La classifica dei 50 brani di maggior successo dell’epoca è stata stilata grazie ai dati della Official Charts Company (“The chart is compiled from lifetime UK physical and digital sales of Britpop tracks released in the 1990s. The songs in the Top 50 between them account for 17 million sales to date”). Ecco di seguito la Top 10.

1. Wonderwall – Oasis (1995)
2. Don’t Look Back in Anger – Oasis (1996)
3. Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve (1997)
4. D’You know What I Mean – Oasis (1997)
5. Brimful of Asha– Cornershop (1998)
6. The Drugs Don’t Work– The Verve (1997)
7. Whatever – Oasis (1994)
8. Country House – Blur (1995)
9. Roll with It – Oasis (1995)
10. Some Might Say – Oasis (1995)

* Ricordate la diatriba dello scorso maggio esplosa via Twitter tra Liam Gallagher e Mark Lanegan? Dopo qualche mese (!) all’ex-Oasis risponde Anton Newcombe.

* Vi interessa vincere un bel disco di platino di ‘The Queen Is Dead’ degli Smiths? Chiedete a Mike Joyce!

“Hi folks, I’d like to invite you to be in with a chance of owning a unique piece of music memorabilia whilst also helping a charity I am involved with. I’ve been working with Back on Track for the last few years and I’m taking this opportunity to try and generate some much needed funding for the people they support in Manchester. Every penny that is raised from this venture will go towards the fantastic work that the charity does. So here’s the story… I’ve been invited By Tim Burgess to play ‘The Queen is Dead’ in its entirety at his now infamous Listening Parties and that was the catalyst to attempt to raise some money to coincide with the event. The platinum disc was presented to me by Warner’s Music. It’s an extremely rare piece of music memorabilia and as such, it’s virtually impossible to quantify what it’s worth as this is the very first time such a unique item has ever been offered to the public, and it could be yours…for just £5! I decided that it would be a better idea to have a raffle rather than an auction as it means that everyone who buys a ticket has a chance of owning it. Of course you can buy as many tickets as you wish and you just need to make a donation on this page. I can sign the disc to the winner and it will come with a signed letter of authenticity. Good Luck folks, and many thanks for helping.”

* Eddie Vedder sbarca su Instagram e subito ne fa buon uso spiegando agli americani come si vota via mail.